Jan 3, 2015

24 Adapt A New Attitude-Dare to live transparently

We live in a society that seems to encourage the disparagement of others. One of the biggest culprits is the media, television entertainment/news, magazines etc and how we participate and perpetuate voluntarily and involuntarily when we knowingly partake loving the salacious gossip and critical teardowns in the workplace, clubs, coffee shops, homes etc. When we purchase/burrow, read those malicious tidbits then compound the problem by going to the various social media platforms/blogs (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Digg, Tumble, Wordpress, Blogger etc,) to propagate the nasty toxic behavior that unfortunately has now become the norm. Yet we are surprised and horrified at the escalation of bullying taking on new and gruesome dimensions in the cyber world and it’s disheartening consequence. People who salivate at the power given by “Anonymity” behind fake names and profiles like gossip rags with their “close source,” to the person’s character they are maliciously maligning and attempting to destroy with“freedom of speech.”

In this new year, let us adapt a new attitude and dare to stand up for what is right, not because it would gain us points and popularity but because if the shoe were on the other foot and we were being maligned, harassed and bullied we would want someone to champion us and dare to rise up and take a stand on our behalf. Let us dare to NOT participate in gossip. Let us dare to speak directly to the ones we feel is offending/offended us. Let us dare to be transparent in how we think, reason, behave and deal with people. Let us dare to live a life with personal integrity even if it means standing outside the “inner circle.”

“It is easy to criticize others, to list their faults. However, before casting aspersions, first take a look at self before condemning anyone else.”—DBS.Rhapsody

It would benefit us all ….

“Be careful of the seeds you sew because you may not like the harvest of consequences it yields.”—DSBS.Rhapsody


  1. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!


  3. Wise words......happy new year ma'am

    1. Thank you and happy new year to you....may your heart mind and soul be blessed.

  4. Greg Sr.
    4:14 PM (1 hour ago)


    And may we all have a teachable heart not to get stuck in our old ways of thinking. Let's be progressive in positive ways for others.

    Happy New Year :)

    1. Oh how right you are, a teachable heart is paramount to growth, wisdom & understanding.
      Happy New Year to you too mister G, may be fillled with love overflowing.

  5. Happy New Year my friend. Yeah I agree with you, but I don't think things will change all that much in the new year. Let's face it, human nature being the way it is and all. As the saying goes, "To thine own self be true" because everything else is really out of your control. As you say be transparent, which just means be honest and hope your honesty will affect someone else positively.

    1. Happy New Year BostonBoy.
      My hope springs eternal and I hoping just as it is human nature to be as you state it is also human to do the aforementioned stated in the post.

  6. Interesting read. I hope people I've shared it to take time to read. It's a crazy world in the cyberspace.

    1. Blessings Darling.......
      Thank you for coming, commenting and sharing.

  7. Happy New Year Rhapsody!
    I read and tried to write for blogging I have used it for a long time of years.
    I'am sorry for I did not write for you!
    We having the raining for so means days it really is happening this years.
    but I enjoyed tolking with all my friends.

    1. Blessings and happy new year. May this year be the renewing of joyful things, love and happiness.

  8. Happy new year.... Some good stuff you've written here! Indeed let him who is without sin cast the first stone ;)

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  10. True words.
    Happy New year....Best wishes for a glorious year ahead :)

    1. thanks....
      glorious I can well do with, thank you, happy new year to you too

  11. Warm greetings to you friend, and best wishes in the new year!

  12. WORD.

    Although some twisted minds thrive on the bitter habit of maligning others and perpetuating gossips but I still believe we can do it if we would only start doing as we would be done by and stop hiding under the cloak of virtual anonymity.

    Wish you a very beautiful 2015.

    1. It starts with us. Each individual in our little corner of the world.
      if we take a stand and not allow others to pollute our minds and space with degrading and toxic conversations by stopping them and holding them accountable for what is coming out of their mouths it would be the beginning of a beautiful symphony of love. Zero bullshit tolerance. Imagine if each person did that, oh what a world it would be.

  13. It's always, always important to remember the "Golden Rule."


You Are Enough. Right here, Right now, In this moment, YOU. ARE. ENOUGH!

By All Means Speak Your Mind. However, Please Observe These 3 Basic Rules.

1. No form of abuse is allowed, everyone is entitled to their point of view (pov) as we all see and articulate the world differently, be respectful and speak without offending.

2. Please stay on the topic of discussion

3. Agree to Disagree

So what say you?

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